Pink Floyd Album Artist Dies

Storm Thorgerson, the British graphic designer known for creating Pink Floyd’s iconic The Dark Side of the Moon album cover, has died aged 69.

Having been battling cancer for some time, his family released a statement saying he was surrounded by relatives and friends at the time of his death.

A childhood friend of Pink Floyd’s founding members; Thorgerson eventually became the bands’ design chief, responsible for 15 of their album artworks since 1968.

Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist Dave Gilmour released his own statement, saying Thorgerson’s artworks were "an inseparable part of our work".

"We first met in our early teens," he added. "We would gather at Sheep's Green, a spot by the river in Cambridge and Storm would always be there holding forth, making the most noise, bursting with ideas and enthusiasm. Nothing has ever really changed.

"He has been a constant force in my life, both at work and in private, a shoulder to cry on and a great friend. I will miss him."

Over his career, Storm worked with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Peter Gabriel, as well as more recent acts including The Offspring, Muse, Biffy Clyro and Powderfinger

Pink Floyd live, performing 'The Great Gig In The Sky'
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